AUSTIN, March 22, 2015 - Motorcycle drivers and other motorists can prevent accidents and injuries and limit the seriousness of incidents by taking preventive measures.
Motorcycles Safety Training I Licenses
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the Motorcycle Safety Unit and administers statewide programs geared towards motorcycle safety and certification.
The basic course teaches fundamentals and is required of all drivers in order to receive a Class M motorcycle driver's license. An advanced course is also available for more experienced riders and teaches maneuvering, riding on wet payment and other safety skills.
All riders under the age of 21 are required to wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle. Riders over 21 may ride without a helmet only if they have completed a safety course or are covered by an applicable insurance plan.
Motorcyclists don't have the protection that cars and trucks have. To stay safe, remember to:
Other drivers need to keep an eye out for motorcycles and safely share the road:
Motorcycle Safety Campaign
TxDOT's statewide Share the Road motorcycle safety and public awareness campaign urges motorists to look twice for motorcycles at intersections and when changing lanes, the two places where serious motorcycle collisions commonly occur.